Kelsey McDonald


Kelsey McDonald, PhD

Epidemiologist & Geographer

Postdoctoral fellow

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  • PhD in Epidemiology (2013), University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Epidemiology & Community Health
  •  MA in Geography (2004), San Francisco State University, Geography and Environment


Research Interests

  • Social epidemiology, spatial epidemiology, geographic information systems (GIS), urban environment, neighborhood effects on health, obesity epidemic, physical activity, pedestrian and bicyclist safety


  • McDonald, K., Hearst, M., Farbakhsh, K., Patnode, C., Forsyth, A., Sirard, J., Lytle, L. Adolescent Physical Activity and the Built Environment: A Latent Class Analysis Approach. Health & Place 2012;18:191-98.


  • McDonald, K., Oakes, J.M., Forsyth, A. Effect of street connectivity and density on adult BMI: results from the Twin Cities Walking Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2012;66:636-640.